Halloween is the night of fun and revelry for many people, but if you were one of those who was injured during the spookiest night of the year, you might not see the fun in it today. If you were injured, you are not alone. In fact, the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration reports that Halloween and Halloween weekend have one of the most pedestrian injuries and fatalities. Below our Clearwater personal injury attorney has listed some of the most common Halloween injuries.
- Drunk driving accidents – During Halloween, over 44 percent of the nation’s fatal crashes involve drunk driving. Drivers on the road during the hours of 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. were especially at risk. Common injuries associated with drunk driving include spinal cord injury, brain injuries, broken bones, whiplash, and paralysis. If you were injured by a drunk driver, you have the right to file a civil claim to recover compensation for your injuries.
- Pedestrian injuries – Halloween is also a time when hospitals see many pedestrian injuries. Motorists unaccustomed to the increase in children and teens roaming the streets during Halloween may not see a child attempting to cross the street outside of a crosswalk. Common pedestrian injuries include spinal cord injuries, fractures to the leg bones, ribs, hip and pelvis, and brain injuries.
- Burn injuries—Since the late 1980’s, costume manufacturers have used flammable materials for their costumes. There have been at least 16 cases of children’s costumes catching fire from Jack-o-Lanterns and causing moderate to severe burns.
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At Paulsen Law Group, we are committed to fighting for the rights of those injured due to the negligence of others. If you were injured during Halloween, our Clearwater injury attorney can help you get the compensation you need to move forward with your life.